The backbone of preventative dental care is the daily routine of brushing and flossing your teeth. You should be brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. Any left over sugar on your teeth from the foods and drinks you consume feed bad bacteria in your mouth and begin to dissolve the hard surface of your teeth. Properly brushing and flossing at least twice a day helps defend your teeth from decay, cavities, and gum disease. Flossing before you brush allows your fluoride toothpaste to reach more places in your mouth for a better clean. When you floss, shape the floss in a c-shape around each tooth and do be careful to not snap the floss against your gums as this will cause trauma to the soft tissue. Brush your teeth with a soft bristled brush. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, where food particles and plaque get also get trapped. Be sure you are using a reliable fluoride toothpaste. If you want further tips and recommendations for brands of toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste, consult your dentist in Weybridge who will be more than happy to advise you. Brushing and flossing are vital to maintaining your oral health. As important as it is to brush and floss at least twice a day, don’t forget to visit your dentist at least twice a year as well.